In LAUSD, you must take 2 courses, 20 credits, of college preparatory mathematics courses in high school grades 9 through 12. Math isn't just about squares and triangles and numbers, however. Math teaches skills that lead to success in college and in life: skills like critical thinking, analytical thinking, and problem solving. This is why your counselors and teachers will tell you to take a math course every semester of your high school education.

The courses identified with an asterisk (*) also meet college admission requirements.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses taught at the high school. They are challenging and demanding. Students who successfully complete an AP course and earn a minimum score on the national AP subject exam are awarded both high school and college credit for their efforts. Minimum scores are determined by each college and depend on your choice of major. Check with your college counselor for the latest requirements.

AP courses substitute for the required course (so you only have to take one, not both).





Algebra 1AB *


Algebra 1A1/1A2 (math elective, does not meet graduation requirements)


Algebra 1B1/1B2 *


Geometry AB *

Advanced Applied Mathematics AB

Algebra 2AB *

Trigonometry/Math Analysis *

Math Analysis AB *

AP Calculus AB *

AP Calculus BC *

Statistics AB *

AP Statistics AB *

Discrete Math AB *



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